How to bake a Birthday Girl Chocolate Cake

Let’s all eat some cake this weekend in celebration of my 1000:th post and my 33rd birthday, shall we?

I would like to invite you all, but the cake I made yesterday has already been eaten by my family, and you all couldn’t even fit into the house even if you lived closer than you do. I would like to invite everyone, even if you’re new here. Even if you’ve never commented to let me know you exist. I still would invite you. And if you’re one of my blog friends I would make you come! What a party it would be!

Would you come dance with me?

Let's all eat some cake today

I always make this cake, every year. It’s my favorite. In Swedish it’s called Kladdkaka because it’s supposed to be “sticky” and kind of gooey in the middle, though the edge is crispy. Served with whipped cream it’s the best birthday cake a girl can have. The recipe has been in my family for generations. Or at least since my mom cut it out from a magazine a couple of years ago and glued it into her cookbook and I copied that into mine. Two generations – quite a long time like I said!

Yesterday when I made the cake I had extra fun trying to experiment with taking photos of the process. I hope you’ll enjoy them!

Maybe you could make a cake some day soonish and celebrate yourself? Send me a thought if you like this cake, that would be nice.

The Ingredients (copyright Hanna Andersson)
Take out all ingredients, and let’s start.

You will need 2 eggs, margarine, wheat flour, salt, sugar and cocoa. Mix this in a bowl:

100 g sm?r (copyright Hanna Andersson)
100 gram margarin (eller smör för all del). That’s 3.5 ounces margarine. Melt the margarine on the stove, and let it cool. The US measurements are googled, so I hope they are helpful if you try this recipe.

3 dl socker (copyright Hanna Andersson)
3 dl socker. 10 US fluid ounces of sugar.

2 ägg (copyright Hanna Andersson)
2 ägg. 2 eggs.

1,5 dl vetemj?l (copyright Hanna Andersson)
1,5 dl vetemjöl och 4 matskedar kakao.

Add 5 ounces wheat flour and 1/4 cup (2 ounces) cocoa.

1 krm salt (copyright Hanna Andersson)
1 kryddmått salt. A little bit of salt; 0,05 ounce salt!

Häll i det smälta smöret... (copyright Hanna Andersson)
Pour the melted butter and mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.

Tasting time (copyright Hanna Andersson)
Time to taste it. Nice!

Sm?rj formen (copyright Hanna Andersson)
Smörj formen. Grease the baking tin. This one has a loose bottom that comes out, so it’s easy to take the cake out. Because it will be sticky!

Häll på ströbröd (copyright Hanna Andersson)
Ströbröda. Dried breadcrumbs is good to use as that also helps to release the cake from the tin when it’s baked.

Klicka ut smeten (copyright Hanna Andersson)
Klicka ut smeten. Poop it out.

Hanging out with my cake (copyright Hanna Andersson)
Stay cool! Don’t worry if it piles up, it will melt inside the oven when it’s hot enough.

Sätt på ugnen a 150 grader (copyright Hanna Andersson)
150 grader (degrees Celsius). Start the oven at 302 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sätt in kakan i 35 minuter (copyright Hanna Andersson)
The cake should be in the oven for about 35 minutes.

Copyright Hanna Andersson (copyright Hanna Andersson)
Twilight… Vänta. Wait. Go do something else. Read a blog but keep close to the timer.

Serve with whipped cream (copyright Hanna Andersson)
Serve when it has cooled down for a while, with whipped cream, and some fresh coffee in a cup on the side of course.


Happy birthday girl!

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40 Responses to How to bake a Birthday Girl Chocolate Cake

  1. Lilli says:

    Happy 1000th! Time passes so quickly, doesn’t it? I’m glad you had an official celebration with cake :) Thanks for the recipe

  2. theresa says:

    Happy Birthday Girl!!!! And happy 1000th!

  3. iHanna says:

    Thanks! That sounds like it’s me who is turning 1000, but sometimes it feels that way… hehe. :-) Have some more cake girls!?

  4. Susan says:

    Your cake looks wonderful, Hanna! I think I’ll make one on my next birthday.

    Happy birthday! I hope this year is full of happiness and creativity for you. And congratulations on your 1000th post!

  5. maria says:

    oj, 1000 inl?gg, det ?r n?gra det! Grattis, jag hoppas du fick ett paket p? posten ig?r!


  6. Katherine says:

    Congratulations!! And what a delicious-looking cake – can’t wait to try out your recipe!

  7. Hilary says:

    Happy birthday, Hanna!!! Thanks for sharing the cake recipe — it looks absolutely delicious.

  8. iHanna says:

    Susan! Only wait if your birthday is soon, otherwise, you need one soonish! They are yummy! :-)

    Maria, jag vet att du t?nkte p? mig, men nej, inget paket. H?ller utkik p? m?ndag igen.

    thanks for the congrats!

  9. Lisette says:

    Grattis p? f?delsedagen v?nnen!
    Oj, vad m?nga inl?gg du gjort. Jag ?r grymt imponerad.
    Kramar fr?n Ume

  10. Laura says:

    Happy blog post! Happy Birthday! Wow. I am a terrible baker, but that cake looks tasty, tasty! I will have to come to you to try it :)

  11. Jeannine says:

    Happy Birthday, Hanna!

    Thank you for sharing your yummy cake recipe with us! :)

  12. Simone says:

    Happy Birthday Girl! and many more and many more posts also!!

  13. Paula Bogdan says:

    Happy birthday! That cake looks aboslutely yummy!

  14. jayne says:

    I’m so surprised…I thought that you were probably in your early twenties. Anyway, hope the birthday is a wonderful one. I’ve been reading your blog for a long time and feel like you are a friend. Happy 1000th also.
    jaYne @ The Oddbird Studio

  15. Tracey says:

    Happy Birthday! WOW…1000 posts, that’s quite and accomplishment! You are so talented and inspirational and I truly enjoy reading your blog daily. Chocolate cake is the best kind of Birthday cake to have!

  16. This was such a fun post, Hanna.

    Happy Birthday!!!

  17. oh happy birthday and happy post milestone!!! Congratulations! :)

  18. Shell says:

    Happy Birthday, Hanna and also to your 1000th post!! Your Birthday chocolate cake I know is delicious.

  19. Shellyfish says:

    Joyeux Anniversaire!!!
    That was a very fun birthday post – congrats on your birthday and on your 1000th post!

  20. Lintsi says:

    happy birthday and congrats for the 1000th post! i have surely enjoyed the posts, i just love your blog. keep them coming!

    thanks for sharing the cake recipe with us. i am very much into all chocolate related and will definately try this one out next! you know, i enjoy seeing dl used in measurements, that makes me feel like home (im from finland but have been living the last few years in UK and now in germany)! at least in UK nobody understands what a dl is, they always use ml instead.

  21. nina says:

    Kongratulationer p? f?delsedagen, Hanna, och till den tusende posten. Himmel ocks?, tusen stycken?! Det ?r ju fantastiskt m?nga. Kladdkaka ?r ocks? fantastiskt, blev v?ldigt sugen nu, pga dina fina bilder… Hm, undrar om vi har kakao hemma? :)

  22. linda sue says:

    this is an easy, delicious recipe- i will be eager to try it when I return from my italian Holiday. Thanks for the recipe and clear instruction.

  23. TJ says:

    Congrats Hanna — 1000 posts is an amazing milestone. Glad you celebrated with your cake. Your recipe made me smile with the international instructions! Although I have not read all your posts, the ones I have enjoyed have kept me company in a foreign land and keep inspiring me to create no matter what. Thank you for all you share…!
    xoxoxo TJ at Studio Mailbox

  24. ursula from vienna says:

    happy birthday – hanna!
    i wish you all the best on this lovely spring-day. hope it was a wonderful party for you!!!!
    thanks for all you share with us – of course i’ll try your Kladdkaka-cake ;-))
    greetings from vienna

  25. amy says:

    happy birthday!!! Yummy that cake looks good. Just as good as your posts on your blog!

  26. karen says:

    Nice cake!! I would have loved to come to your party, happy birthday!

  27. Maria says:

    Tack f?r kakan och boktips nedan!

  28. gumg says:

    Congratulations to your 1000st blog post and to your birthday (a little late…) – hope you had a nice birthday party, and I wish you that all your dreams may come true!

  29. jenny says:

    Happy Birthday! And thanks… I’m going to have to try that.. soon!

  30. Happy birthday!!!
    Thank you for the recipe, I’ll definitely try it because I love cocoa cakes! *^v^*

  31. Suzanne says:


    happy (late) birthday!

    my birthday is in 7 days, maby i’ll make your cake!


  32. katie says:

    happy birthday to you
    happy cake day to you too
    happy birthday deal journal girl
    happy BIRTHDAY to you!!!!!!

    are you singing?

  33. tania says:

    happy birthday Hanna!!!!

  34. Jo says:

    Hi Hanna. Happy (late) birthday and 1000th post. Your cake is not on my Weight Watchers list, but it looks too good not to try. I’ll let you know how it turns out for me.
    You are an inspiration and I love your blog and all of your ideas.

  35. Flassie says:

    Happy Birthday and 1000th Post!
    I’ll play a tun on my Mandolin in Celebration of You! Here’s to a Very Happy Healthy Long Life!!!

    I’ll have to try that cake. I planned on making a Lime Loaf Cake soon. One of my neieces is a Pastry Chef. She makes cakes. I have a photo of her at one of my dd’s BD parties when
    she was a toddler. It’s so funny. She put her fork in it and instead of just a bite the whole piece of cake ended up on her fork and she had the funniest look on her face.

    If you get a chance click Flassie and check out the magazine. Do you have one similar in Sweden?

    Thanks for Stopping By!

  36. Flassie says:

    PS. Look’s like Niece ended up with tune’s e. LOL!

  37. Carrie Burns says:

    Hey just read your article. That sounds pretty good, can’t wait to try it out. You should post it on ( ) too. I have found a ton of food and drink recipes that have come in handy at BBQs. They have a ton of articles on how to make everything. Plus you can put a link to your page and they have graphs to track how many hits you get on your articles. Thanks so much for posting your article.

  38. tinker says:

    I’m late with the wishes, but here goes, anyway –
    Happy Birthday! and Congratulations on 1000 posts!
    That’s a lot of posts – and that cake looks very tasty. Hope you had a great day.

  39. Ellen says:

    MMmmmm. Looks delicious Hanna. Right now I am making Dr. Oetker’s Sauce and Cake out of a box. :-)

  40. Happy belated birthday, Hanna! Wowza, that cake looks amazing.

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